by Roland Steadham, Chief MeteorologistBOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — When I talk to folks about snow on the valley floor I get varied responses and mixed emotions. Especially after the record setting winter we had last year. There are some who just love the snow and want every storm to “bring it” to the Treasure Valley. Or, I hear very opposite responses like, “hey weatherman, keep that snow in the mountains where it belongs”.Personally, I love forecasting winter storms.
by Roland Steadham, Chief MeteorologistBOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — The origin of the showers we’re seeing over Idaho right now comes from the subtropical regions of the Pacific Ocean. That means that the clouds and showers developed from near the Hawaiian Islands! The end result is that this is very mild air. Yes, there will be snow in the mountains. The problem is that the snow levels are going to be up around 6,500’. For example, the base of most of our ski resorts are around 5,500’.
by Roland Steadham, Chief MeteorologistBOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — The number one question I get asked by viewers when I’m out and about is: “Hey Roland, are we going to have another winter like last year?” It’s an excellent question! The answer is complex to say the least.To begin answering this question we need to turn to the source of all things weather related….the ocean. What makes our planet unique is that 75% of the surface is covered with water. The ocean is extremely complex.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".